The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Chesterfield Township, New Baltimore and other communities in Macomb County beginning Wednesday afternoon.
According to the NWS, a frontal boundary extending north into Southeast Michigan could produce rain showers and thunderstorms in the Macomb area, dropping 2 to 4 inches of rain Wednesday through Friday.
The rain could lead to rapid rises on area rivers and streams, with the potential for flooding in some low-lying urban areas, the NWS reports.
The flood watch is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday morning for Wayne, Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, and Washtenaw counties.
Residents can monitor the local forecast for possible flood warnings on New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch or visit www.weather.gov.